passport of Israel

Israel Passport

Passport rankings out of 193 countries

Freedom of travel11

Asset protection5

Quality of life6

"Plan B"10

About Israel

Israeli citizenship can be obtained by naturalization, repatriation, marriage, adoption, military service and those who have Jewish relatives or who profess Judaism if they do not have Jewish roots. An Israeli passport allows you to travel to 161 countries around the world.

Israel is located in the Middle East, on the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea.

Israel is a country with a developed market economy, which is greatly influenced by the state. Israel’s economy depends on imported oil, crops and military equipment.

Population

9.3 million

Capital

Jerusalem

Official language

Hebrew

GDP per capita

$33.817

Time zone

UTC+2…+3

Currency

Israeli new shekel

Israel passport ranking and benefits

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    Residing in Israel

    Israeli citizenship allows you to live, work and study in the country, as well as use the services of government agencies and banks. In Israel, a healthy lifestyle is promoted: the average life expectancy of the population is 81 years.

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    Traveling to 161 countries around the world

    An Israeli passport provides visa-free access to the Schengen countries, the United Kingdom, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore and other states. Israeli citizens also receive a 10-year US tourist visa.

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    Education and treatment in Israel

    Israel spends about 10% of GDP on education and training of young people: children of repatriates and immigrants attend kindergartens and schools on an equal basis with children from Israeli families. Education for students under the age of 17 is free in public schools. There is no free higher education in the country, but the state covers 30—50% of the costs.Israel is one of the most developed countries in the field of medicine. Citizens of the country have the right to free basic medical care, while state-of-the-art care requires health insurance.

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    Work and international business

    The Israeli passport allows you to open a company on the territory of the country. The state helps small and medium-sized businesses: new citizens are entitled to tax benefits and receive a 10-year loan. The tax rate and loan amount depend on the form of business.

Grounds for obtaining an Israel passport

Israel allows dual citizenship

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Birth to citizens of the country

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Marriage to a citizen of the country

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Work for the country's government

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Naturalization

Estimated time: 3 years

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Repatriation

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Adoption

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Parents citizenship

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Special conditions

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Special services to the state

Obtaining an Israel passport by naturalization: requirements for applicants

Knowledge of state language

Assimilation or cultural knowledge

Stable financial status

Good health

No criminal records

Frequently asked questions

  • How do I get an Israeli passport?

    Israeli citizenship is obtained by right of blood, repatriation, naturalisation, marriage, adoption, and military service. Foreigners who practice Judaism can also get a passport, even if they do not have Jewish roots

    To obtain Israeli citizenship by naturalisation, you must have lived in the country for at least 3 years, pass a language proficiency test, have no criminal record, provide a residence permit card or a document confirming your permanent place of registration, and renounce your native citizenship.

    Spouses of Israelis acquire citizenship through marriage. Required stay in Israel is at least 5 years.

  • Does Israel recognize second citizenship?

    Yes, but only in exceptional cases, such as repatriation. If a foreigner obtains citizenship by naturalisation, they must renounce their native citizenship.

  • How to live in Israel with citizenship of another state?

    For a long-term stay in Israel, foreigners need to obtain a residence permit.

  • Who can get Israeli citizenship by birthright?

    Israeli citizenship can be obtained by right of blood — if the child was born to citizens of the country or foreigners with Jewish roots. In this case, the place of birth does not matter.